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Page 44 of May 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, May 1970

VSCC LIGHT CAR SECTION RALLY (March 21st/22nd)

THE thriving section of the Vintage SCC which encourages pre-1931 lightweights was almost coerced into staging a one-day replica of the 1924 RAC Six Days Small Car Trial (won by Chinnery's Gwynne Eight) but as the Mobil Economy Run had usurped a tiny portion of the proposed 150-mile route in wild wet Wales a substitute was arranged by Jeremy Collings and Keith and Jane Hill. On the Saturday...

Page 69 of February 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 69, February 1995

Verzons Vintage

Mark Garfitt's New Year Day assembly at The Verzons, near Ledbury, for celebrating VSCC members, was again a full-house success this year, in spite of the Arctic weather. The hotel car park was literally filled with older cars of every kind and many makes, 80 having arrived by lunch-time. Members mounted in moderns and the grass-verge-parked public flocked to see the fun. If variety is the spice...

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Road test: the Jaguar Mark 10

A 120 m.p.h. very spacious, fully-equipped luxury saloon in the best tradition of the famous make. Followring value-for-money perfection in terms of the twin-cam 3.8-litre saloon which it seemed almost impossible to better, the famous Coventry Company brought out the more portly Mk. 10 as a new car at the 1961 London Motor Show. It was fairly universally accepted as the Star Of the Exhibition,...

Page 31 of May 1958 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, May 1958

Fragments on forgotten makes No. 4—The Gibbons

The Gibbons, produced in 1922, was undoubtedly one of the most unorthodox and, perhaps for that reason, one of the most interesting, of the cycle-cars produced during the early nineteen-twenties, £140 ex works—compared with present-day values—does not seem very expensive but, at that time, £140 was a lot of money, especially when it is remembered that none of the accessories, now considered...

Page 22 of June 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, June 1965

THE VINTAGE YEARS OF THE MORGAN 3-WHEELER

[From time to time fairly superficial histories of the Morgan 3-wheeler have appeared in various journals, but to celebrate the demonstration race by members of The Morgan Three-Wheeler Club at the V.S.C.C. Oulton Park meeting on the 19th of this month, I thought something rather more detailed was merited. Peter Morgan, Managing Director of The Morgan Motor Company Ltd., very kindly delivered to...

Page 62 of December 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, December 1970

Cars in books

This author has a happy knack of introducing little-known or long-forgotten facts into his histories—a case in point being Palmer Phillips' defence of the original Vauxhall Ten when it was receiving unwarranted criticism in 1937. There is also the story that Vauxhall's bought ex-aircraft carburetters for the first post-war 30/98s, at two shillings each. Indeed, most that many people will enjoy...

Page 34 of November 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, November 1978

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters The VSCC Welsh Week-End The Vintage SCC's Welsh Week-End, dating back to 1939 and based on Presteigne, was as popular as ever this year, but with a bias towards the sporting trial and away from the driving-tests and Concours d'Elegance, in the ratio of 71 entries to 17, a healthy sign. This year both events involved a preliminary 200-mile road section, whereas...

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Veteran - Edwardian - Vintage

A section devoted to old car matters Motoring as it was A Look-Back to the Roads of the 1920s (Continued from the lane issue) We left Owen John, whose vintage diary we are using to look back at that period of motoring, sampling a brand-new Rover Fourteen in 1924 and liking it very much. This was at a time when open touring cars were still far from outmoded, Lord Dunedin for instance, having just...

Page 19 of September 1930 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, September 1930

THE OLD - TIMERS' RACE AT BROOKLANDS

THE OLD IMERS' RACE AT BROOKLANDS THE enthusiasm for real veteran cars in this country is obviously growing, and it was a singularly happy idea to organise a race for them at Brooklands during the August Bank Holiday Meeting, and the " Daily Sketch" and " Sunday Graphic " are certainly to be congratulated on bringing the idea to fruition. The 39 entries which were received were gratifying proof...

Page 62 of January 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, January 1971

They make racing cars: Royale

"About once a week", says Bob King, managing director of Racing Preparations Ltd., "I sit down and think this is a stupid business to be in". But really King's firm, which has been manufacturing race cars for only two years, is one of the most progressive and successful of the smaller manufacturers. They have a move planned from their present factory in London's Park Royal to a brand new freehold...

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